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Brexit: What is the Northern Ireland protocol and why is it needed?

By Tom EdgingtonBBC News Related Topics Brexit image copyrightGetty Images Following Brexit, Northern Ireland’s 310-mile border with the Republic of Ireland is the only land border between the UK and the European Union (EU). Under an arrangement known as the Northern Ireland protocol, goods will not need to be checked along the Irish border when the new UK-EU relationship begins,… Read more →

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Help needed for one in 10 Londoners in West End firms, mayor says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Figures show footfall in London’s West End is currently 63% lower than at this time last year Businesses in London’s West End need “urgent support” from the government to survive the pandemic, Sadiq Khan says. In a letter to the prime minister, the Labour mayor said the area was the “UK’s economic and cultural powerhouse”… Read more →

Infrastructure: More local input needed in big projects, say MPs

Image copyright Reuters Much more local input is needed if the UK’s biggest infrastructure projects are to deliver their desired socio-economic benefits, MPs have said. Too often consultation with affected communities took place after major decisions had already been taken, the Public Administration Committee said. It called for feedback to be taken into account before funding is given and better… Read more →

Coronavirus: Social distancing grant needed for small firms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Welsh Government said it was doing all it could to support businesses Small businesses need government cash to help staff to socially distance during the pandemic, an employers’ group has said. By law, companies in Wales must make sure staff can follow the two-metre rule during the restrictions. But the Federation of Small… Read more →